SOMO strives for a fair and sustainable world where the well-being of people and the planet outweighs corporate profits and interests. We envision a global economic, political, and legal system that is equitable, democratic, transparent, and environmentally sustainable. The outsized and harmful power of multinational companies and the structures that enable them stand in the way. A shift in power balance is urgently needed.

To address this, SOMO investigates multinationals. We carry out action-oriented research to expose the impact and unprecedented power of multinationals, and to reveal the underlying structures that underpin them. We also develop alternatives and carry out advocacy work. We do that as part of a civil society movement in deep collaborations and alliances with partners all over the world, always seeing our role as part of an ecosystem of stakeholders. We deliver the knowledge that fuels far-reaching change.